There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years.
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The Navy is granted allowance to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base by the United States Senate.
The establishment of the Amateur Athletic Union takes place. Read More
The foundations of the Eiffel Tower begin being constructed in Paris, France. Read More
The observation of the first Groundhog Day takes place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Read More
The singing of the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 into law by President Grover Cleveland takes place.
The enactment of the Dawes Act, also known as the General Allotment Act, takes place. Read More
Helen Keller, the first person to earn a Bachelor of Arts while being deaf, blind, and mute, begins her teaching lessons taught by Anne Sullivan.
The first automobile invented by Gottlieb Daimler is unveiled. Read More
The establishment of the North Carolina State University as North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts takes place.
Earmuffs are patented by Chester Greenwood. Read More
The first female mayor in the United States is elected in in Argonia, Kansas as Susanna M. Salter.
The Teutonia Männerchor Hall is approved in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Charter of Incorporation.
The establishment of the Catholic University of America takes place on Easter Sunday. Read More
The laying of Stanford University's cornerstone takes place in northern California. Read More
A patent is granted to Herman Hollerith for a punched card calculator. Read More
Germany and Russia's Reinsurance Treaty is closed. Read More
The 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign, known as the Golden Jubilee, is celebrated by the British Empire.
Banff National Park is created as Canada's first national park upon the signing of the Rocky Mountains Park Act into law.
The incorporation of Minot as a city in North Dakota takes place. Read More
The establishment of the United Retail Federation takes place in Brisbane. Read More
The iron structure of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France officially begins being constructed.
The first United States patent for a comptometer is granted to Dorr Eugene Felt. Read More
The Marine Hospital in Staten Island establishes the first constituent of the United States National Institutes of Health as the Laboratory of Hygiene.
One hundred and eighty-six people are killed in the Theatre Royal, Exeter fire in England.
The first Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky is produced. Read More
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